Monday, 23 April 2012

Condition: Realisation

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 272):
… the Head/Thing of a nominal group introduced by the preposition tends to be
a noun denoting an entity whose existence is conditional …
a noun denoting an event that might eventuate … or
a nominalisation denoting a reified process or quality …
Eventive nouns include those naming meteorological processes …